Subcommittee on Core Curriculum Minutes 2013-08-28


A. Kay Anderson

Recorder Email: 
Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Date of Next Meeting: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:00pm
Location of Next Meeting: 

A&S 2-51

Subcommittee on the Core Curriculum
Minutes Text: 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by John Swinton at 1:00 p.m. in Arts & Sciences Room 2-51.


Voting Members Present: Scott Butler, Mary Magoulick, Chavonda Mills, Amy Sumpter, John Swinton
Non-Voting Member Present: Kay Anderson
Guests: Roberta Gorham, Yeprem Mehranian
Regrets: Cara Meade


John spoke with Lee Gillis this past week. Lee will be glad to test our new global overlay approval process.

John announced that the Executive Committee of University Senate met on August 23. Five faculty volunteered to fill the two open positions on the committee, which are open as a result of the vacancies created by Sally Humphries and Martha Allen’s resignations. (Yeprem Mehranian’s appointment occurred at an earlier ECUS meeting and will be presented at the next University Senate meeting.) Senate bylaws limit SoCC’s size to ten. ECUS asked John for a personal recommendation regarding who should serve in those positions. He recommended the nominees from Business and the Library, Roberta Gorham and Shaundra Walker. He made this recommendation because he is the only representative from the College of Business and, as chair, he should remain neutral in discussion, and because we have no representative from the library but were requesting increased participation from them through GC2Y courses. Mary objected that the committee had not been asked for feedback before these names were submitted for consideration. Discussion about the committee’s composition and size followed. Mary requested that this be a topic of discussion at our next meeting.

Action Item

GC2y 2000 Animal Ethics as an Area B2 Section
The committee requested clarification that the service hour and external speaker attendance referenced in the learning beyond the classroom requirement were required of all students, and that students were offered more than “an opportunity to” participate in such activities. Upon a vote, the committee approved this section, pending affirmative clarification of this aspect of the course, with a vote of 5-0-0. This section will now be forwarded to CAPC and University Senate as an information item and to the Provost for approval.

Discussion Items

The committee reviewed a draft of a new global overlay submission form that Mary prepared. Mary will compile the committee’s comments and suggestions and send a final draft to the committee.

Mary distributed GC1Y, GC2Y, and Area C assessment rubrics to committee members. The Area B rubrics were presented at Assessment Day and received no objections. The Area C rubric was distributed to members of the English department and has received no objections so far. Committee members are asked to review those handouts and provide feedback to Mary.

Next Meeting

The committee’s next meeting will be Wednesday, September 4, at 1:00 p.m. in Arts & Sciences Room 2-51.


The committee adjourned at 2:02 p.m.

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